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Boys Volleyball: Fox Chapel wins North Allegheny Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Fox Chapel claimed the title at the 16-team season-opening North Allegheny Boys Volleyball Tournament, held March 21. The Foxes defeated Central York, 25-16 in the title match.

Championship
Fox Chapel d. Central York, 25-16

Semifinals
Fox Chapel d. Derry 25-20
Central York d. North Allegheny 28-26

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Alumni Update - Jen Moran (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Sophomore Jen Moran of Gannon hit a combined .478 (11-of-23), compiling three runs and three RBI in eight games.Moran Gannon

 

Moran also collected five doubles and a walk as the Lady Knights opened the season at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida.

 

Moran led Gannon to a 10-9 walk-off win over Georgian Court with a two-RBI double in extra innings.

 

The second baseman is currently on a four-game hitting streak and has compiled five multiple-hit games, tied for second on the team.


The Fox Chapel graduate earned PSAC West Athlete of the Week.

 

(photo courtesy of Gannon University)

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Boys Basketball: Fox Chapel's surprise season ends

Written by Brad Everett on .

Fox Chapel wasn't supposed to have achieved as much as it did this season, not after losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers, one being the top point producer in school history.

As it turns out, the Foxes went even farther than they did a season ago.

Fox Chapel saw its season end with a 57-46 loss to City League champion Allderdice in a PIAA Class AAAA first-round game Saturday. The loss ended a postseason run that included a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals and the PIAA tournament. The Foxes had not done either since 2007. The success came despite the graduation of standout guards Matt D'Amico (the school's all-time leading scorer) and Brian Papich. The Foxes returned only two starters – senior guard Billy Urso and senior forward David Brown.

"I think every year you go in with very high expectations because if you don't, you're kind of cheating yourself and the kids," Fox Chapel coach Zach Skrinjar said. "So regardless of who we have, our expectation is to make the [WPIAL] playoffs, make the state playoffs.

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Photo Journal: Boys Basketball WPIAL AAAA Semifinals - Fox Chapel vs. North Allegheny (Feb. 25)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Chartiers Valley hosts the WPIAL AAAA Boys Basketball Semifinals, Thursday, February 25, 2015.  Fox Chapel takes on North Allegheny in a passionate game played hard to the finish.  North Allegheny is the victor, defeating Fox Chapel 71-44. 

Photos by JJ LaBella, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Fox Chapel junior Chad Veltri

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Chad Veltri
School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 11
Sport: Hockey

Background: All-star games are usually known as high-scoring affairs, but Veltri has shut down the opposition in his opportunities against the league’s best. The Foxes junior stopped all 14 shots he faced Sunday to help the East to a 7-2 victory. Last season, Veltri stopped all 16 shots he faced in the all-star game. In regular-season play, Veltri is 4-6-2 with an .887 save percentage, the second-highest percentage among goaltenders in Class AA with at least 375 saves.